yoga

noun
yo·ga | \ˈyō-gə \

Definition of yoga 

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation

2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and sometimes meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote physical and emotional well-being

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Other Words from yoga

yogic \ˈyō-gik \ adjective often capitalized

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Which is as far from the yoga studio as one can get. Rebecca Malinsky And, WSJ, "Once and for All: Are Leggings Pants?," 3 July 2018 Among the Indigo’s features will be a spa, a gym and a yoga studio. Roger Vincent, latimes.com, "Sprawling casita-style resort being built in Coachella near music festival venues," 28 June 2018 KAREN RUSSELL Russell left her job as the general manager of Tantris — a yoga studio owned by Simmons — in February. Melody Chiu, PEOPLE.com, "17 Women Accuse Music Producer Russell Simmons of Sexual Misconduct — Everything They've Said," 28 June 2018 Counterintuitively, perhaps, the resort will specialize in all things wellness: Its 16,000-square-foot spa, run in partnership with Biologique Recherche, will have its own yoga studio, sauna, hammam, and a set of indoor and outdoor pools. Fortune, "5 Spectacular, New Ways to Experience the French Countryside," 28 June 2018 The festival was known as Inti Raymi, and today it is still celebrated throughout the Andes, not to mention more than a few yoga studios. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Incan festival pays homage to sun across Andes," 25 June 2018 In November, Arrington faces construction lawyer and yoga studio owner Joe Cunningham, who won the Democratic nomination. Jeffrey Collins, The Seattle Times, "Arrington won’t drop out of US House race after crash," 25 June 2018 Her system works because dance studios, like yoga studios, are open day and night and weekends. Sam Whiting, SFChronicle.com, "The Artist’s Life: San Francisco dancer Emily Hansel works the front desk to get by," 20 June 2018 Allen, who works out of the Luna & Lotus yoga studio in Collinsville, will facilitate a movement activity, a Free Spirit dance circle. Courant Community, "Community News For The Valley Edition," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of yoga

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yoga

Sanskrit, literally, yoking, from yunakti he yokes; akin to Latin jungere to join — more at yoke

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The first known use of yoga was in 1785

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yoga

noun

English Language Learners Definition of yoga

: a system of exercises for mental and physical health

Yoga : a Hindu philosophy that teaches a person to experience inner peace by controlling the body and mind

yoga

noun
yo·ga | \ˈyō-gə \

Medical Definition of yoga 

1 capitalized : a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation

2 : a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation derived from Yoga but often practiced independently especially in Western cultures to promote bodily or mental control and well-being — see hatha yoga

Other Words from yoga

yogic \-gik \ adjective

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